Whistl installs new automated sorting machine

Delivery company Whistl has announced it has put a new automated parcel sorting machine at its super depot in Bolton.

The 100 metre long machine took three months to install and is there to enable the company to meet greater demand from its e-fulfilment customers as well as process parcels on shorter timescales.

Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said: “We continue to invest in our infrastructure to provide customers with high quality and cost-efficient services. The new parcel sorter gives us the scalability to meet this demand for increased efficiency and to handle the increasing volume customers want us to process without compromising on our high levels of quality and customer service.”

The 100-metre-long machine was designed and installed by the Beumer Group and will enable automatic, efficient and safe handling of 20,000 small to medium parcels and packets per hour at high speed through 176 chutes.